Tom Thompson

Profile Updated: August 17, 2016
Tom Thompson
Residing In: Escondido, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Julie
Homepage: www.thacc.net
Occupation: retired, living on the dole
Children: Julie and I have two wonderful daughters. Cyndee (Cynthia) was born in 1974. She has a daughter, Kyla, More…who Graduated UC Santa Cruz in 2015. Cyndee married Eric Mahan in Sept. , 2011. They live and work in Avalon on the island of Catalina.Our other daughter Jennie was born in 1977. She is married to Justin and they have two children. Kadyn born in 2000 and Jamie born in 2008.
Military Service: U.S Navy, Machinist's Mate (MM2)  
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OMG, it has only been 50 years since 6th grade camp and I remember all of it, uh no, that's a lie. Reminiscing is such a hazardous thing to do, especially if you have no one to remind you of what happened. Although I left Tehachapi after my 6th grade, part of my heart was left there. In the ensuing years I made several visits to Roy Tilley, the Ashe Tract and Trusty's. My most recent visit was just before Roy's father (Junior) passed away in 2008. I would very much like to see some "old" acquaintences in the near future. Since I left in 1964, I will start there...My Dad worked for CalTrans (Division of Highways), was Leading Man in Tehachapi, Promoted to Foreman including transfer to Palm Springs where I did half of Seventh Grade. Lateral move to Inyokern (Homestead) where I finished 7th and graduated 8th Grade. 9th and half of 10th were at Burroughs (Ridgecrest). Half of 10th at Rowland H.S. (LA area), 11th and 12th graduated at Walnut High School (Industrial Arts Award). This was Walnut's first Graduating Class-1970. 11th grade had no Seniors so we were top dog. Sports competitions kinda sucked tho.
After graduation, I ran my dad's gas station in Inyokern until I went in the US Navy. For almost 5 Years I went traipsing around the oceans and foreign ports (Hawaii, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Singapore, Hong Kong, Palau, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, learned a trade, and found my future. I have been married since 1974 and still loving it. Great family, great kids, great (grandkids) and great extended family. After the Navy, I worked for a couple of Heating & Air Companies before deciding I could do better work if I had my own license, so in 1980 I became a California Licensed Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor and have been doing it since then with the exception of 1982-1988. During that time, I worked for General Dynamics as a TechRep-1 Year in Tucson and 4 years in Europe (England and Belgium). A Good time was had by all.
Currently tho, brings about another day. With the economy the way it has been for the past few years, we have had to make many adjustments. Those adjustments are another discussion. Just know that we are all in good spirits, enjoying life as it comes along. G-kids are the BEST. WAHOO

PS-I would love to communicate with anyone who remembers me...or not.

School Story:

1st grade, Mrs. Miles, Aqueduct School. Although I NEVER got swatted, I remember the cries of the kids who did.
3rd and half of 4th were spent elsewhere. When I returned, I was put in Mr. Krafts 4th Grade Class. The girl in front of me was absent. Deanna Gassaway clued me in that "Jeannie Anderson" was sick that day. She showed up the next day. I was only 9 1/2 years old, but that's when it started (liking girls). Sometimes I wonder where life would have taken me had I not left Tehachapi in '64.
4th Grade-I was taken to the park with my parents and Mr. Kraft to discuss my "Left Handedness" as to whether I shoud be forced to change or to let it be. Thankfully they....Let It Be... and yes, I am still left handed as is my wife.
6th grade camp-summer of ? I have pictures and have very little recollections of the other people. Who the heck are they? Does anybody know? Pics to be posted soon.
6th grade-you know it, Nov. 22, 1963-Mr. Rogers came in to class after lunch and wrote on the chalkboard "The President is Dead".

1st and 2nd grades at Monolith (Aqueduct), 4th, 5th and 6th at Tehachapi Elementary. Teachers, Mrs. Miles, Mrs. Shultz, Mr. Kraft, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Rogers.
Favorite Teacher-Mr Kraft (I'm still L/H) with Mr Lewis a close 2nd.

Friends I remember were Roy Tilley, Arnold Steele, Steve Troy, Robert Melton, Tom Booth, Tom Chenoweth, Paul Sprinkle, Ken Stout, Larry Morphis, Russell Ary and others (girls too).

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM
My wife Julie and I at grandson Kadyn's birthday party 2006
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Mother's Day 2008, Bob, Linda & Tom Thompson. I am the youngest. Bob is 2 yrs older and Linda 3 yrs older. Many of my classmates had brothers and sisters in my brother and sister's classes.
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Brother Bob and his wife Mary Jo, Julie and myself. About 1988, probably Thanksgiving.
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Mother's Day 2008. 4 Generations: Mom (Fern), Jennie holding baby Jamie, Julie and Cyndee
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My Navy Heating & Air Conditioning School photo. I was Top Honorman. 1974
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My family...about 1979 - 1980, Julie, Tom, Cynthia and Jennifer at Mom's home in Oceanside.
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My family at Inyokern Centennial parade. My sister, brother and myself were the Grand Marshalls. Kadyn, Justin, Jennie, Kyla, Cyndee, Julie and Jamie in front.
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Our family (Dad lives in Inyokern) at Mom's in Escondido, Thanksgiving 2006. Julie, Tom, Bob, Mom, Mary Jo with Kadyn, Cyndee, Kyla, Linda and Jennie & Justin in front. We did goofy faces...yup, that's our family.